Toward constructing Popper’s argument in vol.2 of OSE

  The Rise of Oracular Philosophy   First of all, what does ‘oracular’ even mean?  Actually, pretty much what you’d think.   Popper’s context will emerge soon enough.   Chapter 11: The Aristotelian Roots of Hegelianism Popper reiterates his point that what he is offering in OSE is not a thorough history of the development […]

Popper’s Equivocation and Marx’s Nominalist Definitions

In chapter 18 of OSE Popper outlines in three steps what he calls Marx’s prophetic argument. The details of this argument are given succinctly by Popper. Gnomically, the three steps of the argument are: The increase of productivity under capitalism leads to an increase in both wealth and misery. Division in society is reduced to […]